Hagersville Hawks shut out Hespeler Shamrocks
CAMBRIDGE – The Hagersville Hawks scored single goals in the first and third periods to slip by the Hespeler Shamrocks 2-0 in Provincial Junior Hockey League play Sunday at the Hespeler Memorial Arena.
The loss to second-place Hagersville left the Shamrocks in a tie for seventh in the eight-team Bloomfield Division with the Dunnville Mudcats at 5-12-0-0. It’s also the fourth time the Shamrocks have been shut out this season and Hagersville was the fourth team in the division to blank Hespeler.
Tycie Cowan and Alastair Irvine on a power play accounted for the goals in the game while Wesley Fritz, Irvine, Ralph Taggart and Matt Weston each had an assist.
Avery Hartwick had 31 saves to get the shutout and win for Hagersville/ Max Parrott had 26 saves for Hespeler.
Both teams had four power plays with Hagersville netting the game’s lone power-play goal.
The Shamrocks have struggled with their scoring as they have netted a league-low 40 goals. However, they’ve been strong defensively as their 61 goals against is more than only the goals allowed by the top three – 31 by the leading Grimsby Peach Kings (15-2-0-0), 41 by the third-place Glanbrook Rangers (13-5-0-0) and 43 by second-place Hagersville (13-2-1-2).
The Shamrocks have also struggled on home ice where they’re 1-7-0-0.
Hespeler is to play Glanbrook at the Glanbrook arena Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. and Grimsby at the Peach King arena Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Hawks 2 Shamrocks 0
- Guelph Sports Journal